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Riserva | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale with raspberry purée added and aged in oak barrels.

Added by akorsak on 06-14-2008

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4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

amazing beer. poured into tasting size snifter. appearance is hazy to clear amber. no head but excellent carbonation. fairly standard for this style. smell is all kinds of sour goodness. taste is acidic, tart fruity goodness. mouthfeel is amazing front to back. the fruity sour flavor gives ways to acidic sour dryness on the tongue. overall a very excellent beer worth trying over and over. this would pair well with a piece of fish or nice fruit and nut salad. highly recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Thesoundandthefury
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked from a beautiful corked and caged 750 ML bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours a beautiful pink rose color with ample carbonation. A thin rose tinted head sits atop this beauty. Smells of raspberries and a hint of funky barnyard.

Taste is spectacular. The mix of sweet ripe raspberries, sour tartness, and barnyard funk play beautifully against each other. Initially the sweet ripe raspberries grace the tongue, followed by a tart zing, and then if held, the barnyard funk comes into play. The finish is raspberry for minutes. The ample carbonation helps carry the tart flavors over the tongue, but isn’t overdone as to cause excessive carbonation. A fantastic beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Stevedore
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shaun bought over a 2012 vintage C&C bottle today, 10/15/2013. Thanks Shaun! Poured into a Three Floyds' teku glass.

Pours a very pretty reddish-pink body. Surprisingly, this comes with a relatively moderate head for a Wild- a 1cm pinkish head that dissipates slowly over time into a thin film. Not much lacing to speak of.

This beer smells so acidic, more of lactic than vinegar type of acidity. Tart raspberries and a little bit of oak, with hints of earthiness. Not superbly complex, but smelling this beer gives me heartburn, it's just that damn sour.

Sour, sour, sour. Mostly lactic sourness mixed in with tart, crisp raspberry flavours. Not overly harsh, very tasty. Again a little bit of oak and funk. This is not a funky framboise by any means- its pretty much a very sour raspberry beer that doesn't bring much complexity but it does bring what it advertises and in a clean, balanced flavour profile. I dig it.

Medium bodied, heartburn inducing, dry finish with tart raspberry fruit on the tongue. I cannot tell at all that this is a 11.40% ABV beer. I did not know this until I wrote this review. No wonder the night ended the way it did...

I really enjoyed this sour. Its not Lou Pepe Framboise by any means, but it definitely brings the sour and raspberry fruit flavour to the table. It's to the point, crisp and enjoyable. Dangerously so considering this is a huge 11.40% bomb.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 Edition

A: Pours a hazy pale ruby reddish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint burnt orange + rosé highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy light tan head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tart raspberries with lighter notes of oak and vinegar.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of tart raspberries with some lighter hints of oak. The beer is quite tart (almost tart enough to cause my mouth to pucker) and slightly sour. No alcohol flavors are present.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: While the alcohol is well hidden in this beer, making it easy to drink for it's strength it is not a beer for people that are not fans of sour beers as it is quite tart. It seems like I got a quite tart batch and it is enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,034 ratings
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